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Terrincho Cheese - DOP

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Terrincho Cheese - DOP
Location Quinta Branca
5160-001 LARINHO
District:Bragança
County :Torre de Moncorvo
Parish:Larinho
Contacts Tel:279258090
Fax:279258098

Since long that the sheep of Churra da Terra Quente breed have been considered as excellent milk producers. This, results in a cheese much appreciated throughout the country and known as Terrincho. This breed has expanded as since the nineteenth century and today constitutes 98% of the sheep in the Alto Douro Valley. The natural diet of these sheep, in particular ecological conditions associated with a traditional management, establishes and maintains the high quality of milk cheeses produced in the region. Terrincho is a hard, semi-soft pulp, and white uniform, slightly unctuous cheese, obtained by slow draining of the curd after coagulation of raw milk through the action of animal rennet. Maturation has a minimum of 30 days, which can extend until at least 90, resulting in the variant "Old." Both have the shape of a low cylinder, regular, with some bulging cheeks, without defined borders and a diameter ranging from 13 to 20 cm. The weight varies between 600 and 1,200 grams. Cheese Terrincho has a mild, clean and very characteristic flavor, being stronger in the variety "Old." The geographical area of production includes the municipalities of Miranda do Douro, Alfândega da Fé, Moncorvo, Freixo de Espada à Cinta, Mirandela, Vila Flor, Carrazeda de Ansiães, Vila Nova de Foz Coa, and some villages of the districts of Macedo de Cavaleiros, São João da Pesqueira, Valpaços, Meda and Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo.

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Responsable: QUEITEQ - Cooperativa de Produtores de Leite de Ovinos da Terra Quente, C.R.L.

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Responsable: QUEITEQ - Cooperativa de Produtores de Leite de Ovinos da Terra Quente, C.R.L.

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

Localização Quinta Branca
5160-001 LARINHO
Distrito:Bragança
County:Torre de Moncorvo
Parish:Larinho
Contactos Tel:279258090
Fax:279258098

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

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